Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two

Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two

by Beth Hensperger, Julie Kaufmann

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Overview

Nearly 60 percent of American households today consist of only one or two people, yet most cookbooks don't reflect this trend, with recipes designed for large families, yielding 6-8 servings. For individuals and small families who want to cook hearty, healthful meals but don't want to deal with all the leftovers, Beth Hensperger has the solution. The James Beard Award-winning author follows up the best-selling Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Cookbook with Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, a collection of 125 new recipes specially designed for the small slow cooker. As always, Hensperger's innovative recipes call for fresh, healthful ingredients and continue to prove that the slow cooker can produce amazing meals. While the recipes yield the perfect amount for two or three people, there is no shortage of flavor with dishes such as Quick Hominy and Zucchini Chili, Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken with Almonds, Lamb Stew with Lemon and Garlic, and Vegetable Polenta with Mascarpone Cheese. The slow cooker is an essential countertop appliance for busy cooks, and this is the only book on the market specifically written for the increasingly popular 1 '- 3 '-quart slow cooker. Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two is great for the growing population of empty-nesters, working couples, singles, and small families who want the convenience of small slow-cooker cooking without sacrificing wholesomeness and flavor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558323414
Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
Publication date: 01/25/2007
Series: Not Your Mother's Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,135,820
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Beth Hensperger, a New Jersey native who has lived in California since her teens, has been educating, writing, and demo-lecturing about the art of baking for over 30 years. In the last few years, she has shifted focus to countertop appliance-driven cookbooks that embrace adapting traditional and professional recipes for the home cook: the bread machine, the rice cooker, the microwave, and a four-volume compilation specifically for use with the electric slow cooker, stressing personal creativity in preparation and selection of ingredients. Hensperger is the author of over 22 cookbooks, including the best-selling Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook series, which includes NYMSC Recipes for Entertaining, NYMSC Family Favorites, and NYMSC Recipes for Two, along with the blockbuster first volume, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook. Her other books include highly-acclaimed titles such as The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, NYM Microwave Cookbook, and NYM Weeknight Cooking. She is also the author of The Bread Bible (Chronicle Books), winner of a James Beard Award in 2000. She has twice been nominated for the Julia Child/IACP Cookbook Award. Hensperger wrote a San Jose Mercury News food column for twelve years, Baking with the Seasons. She is a contributor to dozens of national and online cooking & lifestyle magazines, such as Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, Veggie Life, Cooking Light, Working Woman, Victoria, Prevention, and Family Circle, and is a sought after newspaper and radio interviewee speaking on slow cooking, bread baking, and entertaining. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her website at www.bethhensperger.com and blog at www.notyourmotherscookbook.com.

Julie Kaufmann, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has lived in California since 1979. She is an editor of the food section of the San Josè Mercury News. Before becoming a food editor, she wrote -Kids in the Kitchen,—a twice-monthly food column for kids, also for the San Josè Mercury News. She previously worked on West, which was the Sunday magazine for the San Josè Mercury News, and spent a decade on the paper's business section. In addition to her work at the San Josè Mercury News, Kaufmann has taught editing in the Communications Department at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, California. Until recently she co-wrote a monthly mystery novel review with her husband for the San Josè Mercury News. She is an avid home cook who has coauthored several books with Beth Hensperger. Kaufmann lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband and two children. Web: NotYourMothersCookbooks.com; Facebook presence.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     xi
A New Take on Slow and Savory     1
Hale and Hearty Main-Dish Soups     15
The Great American Chili Pot     47
Grains, Pasta Casseroles, and Sauces     67
Perennial Favorites: Chicken and Turkey     91
Global Flavors: Pork and Lamb     137
King of the Slow Cooker: Beef and Veal     173
Quick Accompaniments to Slow-Cooked Meals     211
Measurement Equivalents     231
Index     233

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Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually cook for two and have tried a number of the recipes in this book (which can also easily be doubled) - every one has been easy, tasty and compliment-producing. The recipes are uncomplicated, can mostly be prepared in advance and provide suggestions for accompanying side dishes. The best part for me is being able to plug in my slow cooker and go off on errands, knowing that my meal will be ready when I need it.
pennyp More than 1 year ago
Loved the variety of recipes in this book. It's hard to only cook for two people and these portion sizes are just perfect. These are definately recipes that would work for company.
BookGeekKW More than 1 year ago
Received a slow cooker as a wedding gift and did not know what to do with it because I have never used a slow cooker before. I bought this book and thank goodness. I have tried several of the recipes in this book and they are delicious. I have yet to hit a complicated recipe. It is great to just chop and prep everyting before I got to work and have a meal ready when I get home. The portion sizes are great, some are more than enough for two people. My husband has yet to finish a meal and still be hungry.
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